Comparison of Three Chemotherapy Regimens in Treating Patients With Stage IVB, Recurrent, or Persistent Cervical Cancer

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group
Information provided by:
Gynecologic Oncology Group
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00003945
First received: November 1, 1999
Last updated: May 24, 2013
Last verified: September 2004

November 1, 1999
May 24, 2013
June 1999
January 2007   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Not Provided
Not Provided
Complete list of historical versions of study NCT00003945 on ClinicalTrials.gov Archive Site
Not Provided
Not Provided
Not Provided
Not Provided
 
Comparison of Three Chemotherapy Regimens in Treating Patients With Stage IVB, Recurrent, or Persistent Cervical Cancer
A Randomized Phase III Study of Cisplatin Versus Cisplatin Plus Topotecan Versus MVAC in Stage IVB, Recurrent or Persistent Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Cervix

RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. Combining more than one drug may kill more tumor cells. It is not yet known which chemotherapy regimen is more effective for cervical cancer.

PURPOSE: Randomized phase III trial to compare the effectiveness of three different chemotherapy regimens in treating patients with stage IVB, recurrent, or persistent cervical cancer.

OBJECTIVES:

  • Compare the response rate and survival of patients with stage IVB, recurrent, or persistent carcinoma of the cervix treated with cisplatin only vs cisplatin plus topotecan vs methotrexate, vinblastine, doxorubicin, and cisplatin (MVAC). (Arm III (MVAC) closed to accrual effective 07/23/2001.)
  • Compare the toxic effects of these regimens in this patient population.
  • Compare health-related quality of life of patients treated with these regimens.

OUTLINE: This is a randomized, multicenter study. Patients are stratified according to GOG performance status. Patients are randomized to one of three treatment arms. (Arm III closed to accrual effective 07/23/2001.)

  • Arm I: Patients receive cisplatin IV once every 21 days.
  • Arm II:Patients receive topotecan IV over 30 minutes on days 1-3 and cisplatin IV (beginning after topotecan infusion) on day 1. Courses repeat every 21 days.
  • Arm III:Patients receive methotrexate IV on days 1, 15, and 22, vinblastine IV on days 2, 15, and 22, and doxorubicin IV and cisplatin IV on day 2. Courses repeat every 28 days. (Arm III closed to accrual effective 07/23/2001.) Treatment in all arms continues for a maximum of 6 courses in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. (Arm III closed to accrual effective 07/23/2001.)

Quality of life is assessed before randomization, before course 2, before course 5 (arms I and II), before course 4 (arm III), and at 9 months. (Arm III closed to accrual effective 07/23/2001.)

Patients are followed every 3 months for 2 years, every 6 months for 3 years, and then annually thereafter.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 400 patients (133 per treatment arm) will be accrued for this study within 2 years. (Arm III closed to accrual effective 07/23/2001.)

Interventional
Phase 3
Allocation: Randomized
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Cervical Cancer
  • Drug: cisplatin
  • Drug: topotecan hydrochloride
Not Provided

*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Completed
400
Not Provided
January 2007   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Histologically confirmed stage IVB, recurrent, or persistent carcinoma of the cervix that is not amenable to curative treatment with surgery and/or radiotherapy

    • Eligible subtypes:

      • Squamous cell carcinoma
      • Adenosquamous carcinoma
      • Adenocarcinoma
  • Measurable disease by physical examination, radiography, CT scan, or MRI

    • Measurable disease by CT scan/MRI without biopsy confirmation allowed if lesions are at least 3 cm and well defined
  • No craniospinal metastases

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS:

Age:

  • 18 and over

Performance status:

  • GOG 0-2

Life expectancy:

  • Not specified

Hematopoietic:

  • Absolute neutrophil count at least 1,500/mm^3
  • Platelet count at least 100,000/mm^3

Hepatic:

  • Bilirubin no greater than 1.5 times normal
  • SGOT no greater than 3 times normal
  • Alkaline phosphatase no greater than 3 times normal

Renal:

  • Creatinine no greater than 1.5 mg/dL
  • No bilateral hydronephrosis that cannot be alleviated by ureteral stents or percutaneous drainage

Other:

  • Not pregnant or nursing
  • Fertile patients must use effective contraception
  • No clinically significant infection
  • No other prior invasive malignancy within the past 5 years except nonmelanoma skin cancer
  • Body surface area no greater than 2.0 m^2

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY:

Biologic therapy:

  • Not specified

Chemotherapy:

  • At least 6 weeks since prior chemoradiotherapy and recovered
  • No prior chemotherapy except when used concurrently with radiotherapy

Endocrine therapy:

  • Not specified

Radiotherapy:

  • See Disease Characteristics
  • See Chemotherapy
  • At least 3 weeks since prior radiotherapy only and recovered

Surgery:

  • Recovered from prior surgery

Other:

  • No prior anticancer treatment that would preclude study therapy
Female
18 Years and older
No
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
United States,   Australia,   Peru,   Puerto Rico
 
NCT00003945
CDR0000067138, GOG-0179, ECOG-G0179
Not Provided
Not Provided
Gynecologic Oncology Group
  • National Cancer Institute (NCI)
  • Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group
Study Chair: Harry J. Long, MD Mayo Clinic
Study Chair: Higinia R. Cardenes, MD, PhD Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center
Gynecologic Oncology Group
September 2004

ICMJE     Data element required by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors and the World Health Organization ICTRP